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Arthur Richard QUARMBY

Regimental number277
Place of birthBatlow, New South Wales
SchoolBatlow Public School, New South Wales
AddressSunnyside, Batlow, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation25
Height6' 0"
Weight168 lbs
Next of kinMrs Edwin J Quarmby, Sunnyside, Batlow, New South Wales
Previous military serviceServed for 2 weeks in the 11th Light Horse Regiment; still serving at time of AIF enlistment.
Enlistment date19 August 1914
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll24 August 1914
Place of enlistmentRosebery Park, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name1st Light Horse Regiment, B Squadron
AWM Embarkation Roll number10/6/1
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A16 Star Of Victoria on 20 October 1914
Rank from Nominal RollCorporal
Unit from Nominal Roll1st Light Horse Regiment
FateKilled in Action 1 May 1918
Age at death from cemetery records29
Place of burialNo known grave
Commemoration detailsJerusalem War Memorial Cemetery, Palestine
Panel number, Roll of Honour,
  Australian War Memorial
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Parents: Edwin Joseph and Jane Quarmby, Sunnyside, Batlow, New South Wales
Family/military connectionsBrother: 278 Corporal Norman Leslie QUARMBY, 1st Light Horse Regiment, returned to Australia; Cousins: 3815 Pte Claude Richard QUARMBY, 1st Bn, died of wounds, 23 July 1916;
Other details

War service: embarked Alexandria to join the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, Gallipoli, 9 May 1915. Appointed Lance Corporal, and posted to Headquarters, 9 September 1915. Disembarked Alexandria, 27 December 1915 (general Gallipoli evacuation).

Posted to Western Frontier Force, 14 January 1916.

Appointed Temporary Corporal, Romani, 10 August 1916; reverted to Lance Corporal, 9 September 1916. Appointed Temporary Corporal, 8 November 1916; Corporal, 3 December 1916.

Taken on strength, 1st Light Horse Training Regiment, Moascar, 23 February 1917.

Detached to School of Instruction, Moascar, 13 May 1917; rejoined unit from School, 16 June 1917.

Transferred to 1st Light Horse Regiment, 20 June 1917.

Wounded in action, Ludd, 15 November 1917 (gun shot wound, left thigh); admitted to 1st Light Horse Regiment Field Ambulance,16 November 1917; transferred to Australian Division Rest Station, 18 November 1917; transferred to 74th Casualty Clearing Station, 19 November 1917; to 45th Stationary Hospital, 21 November 1917; to 44th Stationary Hospital, 23 november 1917; to 14th Australian General Hospital, Port Said, 24 November 1917; to Dersert Mounted Column Rest Camp, 2 January 1918; rejoined 1st Light Horse Regiment, 24 January 1918.

Killed in action, 1 May 1918.
Miscellaneous detailsName recorded incorrectly on Embarkation Roll as QUAMBY.

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